Vonn sits out downhill training after super-G crash

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United States' Lindsey Vonn leaves the finish area after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
United States’ Lindsey Vonn leaves the finish area after crashing during the women’s super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Are, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn sat out Wednesday’s downhill training at the world championships following her crash in the super-G a day earlier.

Vonn had the wind knocked out of her after straddling a gate mid-air and hitting the safety nets on Tuesday. She was left with a shiner on her right cheek.

Vonn is planning to retire following Sunday’s downhill race and already completed one downhill training run on Monday.

American teammate Laurenne Ross, who also crashed in the super-G, also sat out Wednesday’s training, as did another crash victim, Christina Ager of Austria.